I few days ago, someone told me I was disconnected from a certain situation. I’ve spent some time (as usual) pondering this and why it was said. And I’ve contemplated the past few months and a few other situations where my reaction was apparently not what was expected. Guess what? You could call me aloof.
That doesn’t mean I don’t care. It doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings. It doesn’t mean I’m unaware of a situation.
It does mean that I express my feelings differently than others. It means what you see may not be what I feel. Think about the saying of still waters run deep.
And please, stop trying to fit me into your perspective. It’s yours and you are welcome to it. My perspective is just as valid and just as meaningful. We just see things differently.
Aloof is a nifty word. Cool, casual, unruffled. Just don’t mistake it for disconnected.